The Voices of Heaven - Maija Rhee Devine
All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.
Angela Elam of New Letters on the Air, aired locally on KCUR 89.3 FM, holds a public conversation with author and Independence resident Maija Rhee Devine about her new novel The Voices of Heaven. It follows the arranged marriage of a Korean couple from the final years of the Japanese occupation through the Korean War and into the economically advanced, high-tech South Korea of today.
Winner of an Emily Dickinson Poetry Award, Devine is working on a book of poems about Korean women forced to provide sexual services to Japanese troops. She is a survivor of the Korean War.
Co-sponsored by Park University Ethnic Voices Poetry Series with partial support from the Missouri Arts Council, New Letters Magazine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and The Writers Place